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Jalen Rose and Grant Hill bury the hatchet

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PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 13: Grant Hill #33 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a non foul call during the NBA game against the Sacramento Kings at US Airways Center on February 13, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kings defeated the Suns 113-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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After the controversy surrounding Jalen Rose’s comments about Grant Hill in the Fab Five documentary for ESPN (along with Jimmy King’s comments about Hill being a female dog), it would appear things are on their back to recovery for the two’s friendship. Hill tweeted on Saturday:

Had a great talk with @jalenrose today. We remain friends and both plan on moving forward

via Twitter / grant hill: Had a great talk with @jal ....

While Rose commented on his Twitter account:

Just had long convo w/my brother @realgranthill33(fyi)we are on the SAME page & willing to turn anything negative into a positive #respect

via Twitter / Jalen Rose: Just had long convo w/my b ....

It’s good to see the two repair their relationship after the hurt feelings, swapped editorials, and tension over comments that are nearly two decades old. Unfortunately, the comments are unlikely to resolve the deep feelings of resentment over the issues raised in the documentary or the underlying racial tension that exists thereof. But it’s a good start and a class move by two of the statesmen for the game, no matter who you believe was right or wrong in the situation.

Either way, I wouldn’t expect Jimmy King to be extending an olive branch any time soon. Not that Hill should be concerned, considering how the two’s lives have wound up.